Chad Johnson has apparently had a change of heart (or a return to sanity). The NFL free agent who was all about trying to save his marriage to Evelyn Lozada last week has realized the marriage is dead. Perhaps it had something to do with Evelyn standing by her decision to press charges against him for battery. 

Yesterday, after being officially charged with misdemeanor battery, Chad pled "Not Guilty." TMZ reports that his attorney entered the plea in Broward County Court yesterday morning and Chad was not present in court. If convicted Chad faces up to a year in prison. 

Chad followed that up by officially filing divorce papers of his own. In the papers he admits that his marriage to the Basketball Wives star is "irretrievably broken" following the domestic violence incident. This comes days after Chad got a tattoo of Evelyn's face on his calf in a last-ditch attempt to save his marriage. 


Chad's papers stipulate that the couple's prenup should be enforced – especially the part about each party paying for their own attorneys. 

Evelyn requested that Chad cover the cost of her legal representation since he caused the dissolution of the marriage, however TMZ reveals that Chad is requesting a judge block that request; citing a provision in the prenup. 

The divorce is far from finalized, but both parties are ready to move on. Chad had initially refused to sign divorce papers. Sources close to Evelyn reveal she is "ecstatic" that Chad accepts their relationship is over. Better luck next time, guys! 

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